The English Heritage Properties in Cumbria and the Lake District

English Heritage is concerned with every building and site in the country which contributes to our historic environment and our understanding of the past. It wants to help the public of today and tomorrow to appreciate and enjoy this unique heritage. It provides expert conservation advice and funding to many of the 15,400 ancient monuments, 450,000 listed buildings and 9,000 conservation areas across England. It also supports rescue archaeology where sites are threatened.
It is directly responsible for 408 historic properties representing every aspect of the history of England, expressed in earthworks, dolmen, henges, stone circles, magnificent Roman remains, medieval castles, abbeys, houses and gardens.

Roman Forts in Cumbria and the Lake District

Hard Knott


Banks Turrets
Pike Hill Signal Tower
Milecastle 48


Castles and Pele Towers in Cumbria and the Lake District

Brough Castle
Brougham Castle
Carlisle Castle
Penrith Castle


Piel Castle
Clifton Hall Pele


Abbeys and Priories in Cumbria and the Lake District

Furness Abbey
Lanercost Priory
Shap Abbey
Wetheral Priory


Ancient Sites in Cumbria and the Lake District

Castlerigg Stone Circle
Mayburgh Henge, Penrith
King Arthur’s Round Table



Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Bow Bridge
Countess Pillar

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